The importance of promptly instructing the right solicitor for your claim abroad

Posted by Daniel Scognamiglio on

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BL Claims Solicitors specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims, providing our clients with hands-on support, nationally.

We are rated as one of the top firms in the UK and believe in speaking to our clients in jargon-free language and ensuring you're speaking to a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset

I am at a loss as to why solicitors try to handle claims arising from accidents abroad when they have insufficient experience of handling claims abroad.

Limitation can be very tight indeed, and as low as 90 days. I am often instructed around the time of the last date that a claim can be filed. Sometimes it is too late, and the only claim that can be pursued is against the solicitor who took the instruction in England. There may be several causes of action arising from an accident abroad, and the shortest limitation date is often the most important.

Anybody who has been unfortunate enough to suffer an injury abroad should make sure that their solicitor has a good and experienced team to handle the claim. There are only a few law firms in the UK that deal with this type of claim properly. Any claimant should make sure that they have instructed one of them. Any lawyer handling such a claim without adequate experience should pass the claim on to someone who does in plenty of time before the limitation date.

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Daniel leads our travel team. He is a specialist in multi-jurisdictional disputes, travel insurance litigation and tour operator liability and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Attorney at Law (non-practising) New York.

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